Skip to main content

Being Safe Online

Online safety image of a lap top computer

Many parents know less about being online than their children.  It can therefore feel difficult to make sure that your child or young adult is being safe in the online environment they spend so much time in.  We've put together a few websites here offering a range of advice on keeping safe online. 

Find e-safety advice, some "How to..." guides and age-specific online advice and guidance. There is a document in the downloads section and this page on the Local Offer as well as the resources below.


If you are a young person yourself, have a look at these top tips for using the internet safely, responsibly and positively with Childnet.

Internet Matters

If you are a parent or carer looking for help to keep your children safe online, there's a wide range of topics covered with Internet Matters.  Here you can find advice about

  • Inappropriate Content
  • Cyberbullying
  • Online Grooming
  • Sexting
  • Online Reputation
  • Self-Harm
  • Online Pornography
  • Radicalisation


The NSPCC has teamed up with O2 to help answer your online safety questions. Whether you want to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks, experts are here to help.  Just phone 0808 8005002.

Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping Children Safe Online website provides a safe fun educational website that is interactive and teaches young children about Internet safety while they explore.

Get Safe Online

Get Safe Online is a public / private sector partnership supported by HM Government and is the UK’s leading source of unbiased, factual and easy-to-understand information on online safety.

Back to top